The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, and the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, starred in a tense and strange moment When they met at the NATO summit in Madrid.
Erdogan surprised Johnson when the Briton was already in his seat. The Turk put his hand on the prime minister’s man, who seemed to dislike the gesture very much and ended up taking it off when he rose to salute him.
They both spoke for a few seconds until Erdogan continued toward his seat.
Johnson took advantage of the NATO summit to talk to Erdogan, who assured him Importance of Finland and Sweden’s acceptance into the Atlantic Alliancewhich must be ratified later, as we face a “more dangerous contract” for Western partners.
The British prime minister praised Ankara’s “leadership” in trying to overturn a ban on grain exports from Ukraine during his meeting with Erdogan, a Downing Street spokesperson, his official residence and office, said in a statement.
Russia’s isolation of Ukrainian ports ‘creates an international humanitarian crisis’Johnson warned.
Both leaders also discussed ways Deepening bilateral relations between the UK and TurkeyEspecially in the technology and energy sectors.
Downing Street added that they agreed to study measures to “improve business” between the two countries, boost job creation, and boost economic growth.
(With information from EFE)